WWE planning major changes for SmackDown and Raw after overwhelming response from fans: Reports

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WWE planning major changes for SmackDown and Raw after overwhelming response from fans: Reports

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WWE is going through a golden phase right now, as they are coming off a pretty successful WrestleMania XL. With the new era approaching, WWE has implemented many changes, much to the fans’ joy. In a recent development, they are reportedly planning major changes for SmackDown and Raw. 

According to PWInsider, it was reported that the stage setup that was used for SmackDown and Raw after WrestleMania XL could be the new normal. The major advantage of the current stage setup is the lower area coverage. Because of that, they will be able to pack more crowds into the arena. 

The current setup has certainly brought back the nostalgia factor, as it has been home to many iconic events like Royal Rumble 2000, Royal Rumble 2008, and more. It could be a brilliant move from a business point of view, as more fans could enjoy the hot product. 

WrestleMania XL was a huge success, with many fans labeling it as one of the greatest premium live events ever. The WWE Universe witnessed some of the greatest moments in history as legends like John Cena and The Undertaker helped Cody Rhodes finish the story

Jey Uso won a grudge match against his brother Jimmy Uso, while Sami Zayn did the unthinkable and defeated Gunther. Meanwhile, Bayley completed her revenge on Iyo Sky and became the new WWE Women’s Champion. Further, Rhea Ripley and Logan Paul retained their respective titles in enthralling matches. Needless to say, the show was the start of a brand new era, and fans are excited for it. 

Fans expressed their opinion on the change in the stage setup

WWE is trying to normalize the setup they used on the Raw and SmackDown shows after WrestleMania XL. As such, fans all around the world expressed their opinions on their decision to keep the same setup on social media.

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One fan was happy with the decision, as he felt it was needed to allow more crowds while the business is booming. Another fan made a request that there should be different rings, representing the colors of both brands. Here are some of the top reactions from fans: 

While some fans agreed with the decision by saying it would help create a great atmosphere, others like the ‘big screen’ setup a little bit more. Another fan also liked the idea because of the “retro” feel it gives. Overall, the majority of fans are on board with the changes. 

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